2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    Jun 04, 2020  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog
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ECED& 160 - Curriculum Development

5.0 Credits
Investigates learning theory, program planning, and tools for curriculum development promoting language, fine and gross motor, social-emotional, cognitive, and creative skills and growth in young children, age birth to eight years, utilizing developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive practice. S/U grade option.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Explain major early childhood curriculum theories and current trends in curriculum design in early learning environments.
  2. Apply principles of developmentally, individually, and culturally appropriate practice when designing, implementing, and evaluating curriculum.
  3. Evaluate integrated learning experiences supportive of children’s development and learning incorporating national, state, and local standards.
  4. Create curriculum which supports children’s language and communication, cognitive, social and emotional, fine and gross motor, and creative development.
  5. Design curriculum that is inclusive and represents the diversity of children and families.
  6. Plan developmentally appropriate activities and schedules which promote child growth and learning.
  7. Observe, document, and assess individuals and group needs, interests, and skills for the purpose of curriculum planning and ongoing modification of plans.
  8. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to plan a classroom environment, learning centers and curriculum, from a developmental and child-centered approach that will reflect children’s interests, current capabilities, emerging abilities, families, and cultures.
  9. Provide evidence of an increased awareness of how the role of child development specialist supports curriculum development, teaching strategies, individualization and inclusion of differing abilities, and cultures in the classroom.

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